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Synonyms for screwball

Synonyms for screwball

a whimsically eccentric person

a pitch with reverse spin that curves toward the side of the plate from which it was thrown

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Hubbell's delivery was easier and more artful, but after developing the film, we discovered that he hadn't thrown a screwball but a simple curve ball.
The film-ending reconciliation of Grant and Dunne occurs at a mountain retreat, which the McCarey-produced screwball comedy "My Favorite Wife" replicated three years later with the same actors.
In a nutshell: Screwball comedy messes with sexual identity.
Another traditional book musical with Broadway aspirations is Palm Beach-The Screwball Musical, which completed a run this summer at La Jolla Playhouse.
CAUGHT IN THE ACT is a zany surprisingly sophisticated screwball comedy reminiscent of the 1930s Hepburn movies.
Although there is little agreement in romantic comedy and screwball comedy studies, both as to the definition of screwball comedy and as to which films are screwball comedies, there are certain issues that recur in the writings in the field.
The Coen brothers' new movie recalls a federal agency with a screwball story of its own.
Little in Haruki Murakami's novel is simple and it's hard to work out whether it's a screwball detective novel/comedy or all a metaphor for something a lot deeper.
The romantic comedy hit its creative peak in the United States in the 1930s and early 1940s with the screwball comedies of Howard Hawks, Frank Capra, Preston Sturges and the Astaire-Rogers romances.
The film presents itself as a screwball comedy detailing the antic courtship and exuberant marriage of a (male) New York mobster and a (female) professional assassin, playing their compatibility for laughs before discrediting the wife's talents, questioning her wifely--and especially maternal--qualifications, and finally bumping her off.
I can imbibe the heady concoction of screwball assertions and wild imaginings of global doom-contained in Vice President Al Gore's book, "Earth in the Balance"--with the best of them.
During this time, psychiatry was plugged into several movie genres, such as the detective film and the screwball comedy, but the realities of the profession were ignored in favor of escapist fantasy.
This season of Universal Pictures really offers a classic for everybody -- drama, screwball comedy, film noir and Hitchcock.
Screwball comedy and film noir; unexpected connections.